NFL finds no misconduct in referee-Mike Evans . exchange
The NFL’s investigation into Mike Evans’ signature has stalled with a press release stating “forget it, it’s ChinatownThe day after the league’s investigation, with Evans’ doodle for game officials Tripp Sutter and Jeff Lamberth after the Buccaneers’ 21-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers, it was buried. The NFL announced that no wrongdoing had occurred in a release, but declined to elaborate.It was said that rather than completely whitewash their officials and Evans, initially. The league chose to let the story drag on while they were confused.It wasn’t until NFL Network’s Tom Pelissaro filled in the missing details that the public learned of the official story.
Reportedly, Evans gave his number to Lamberth, a former Texas A&M student, to pass it on to a golf pro for the wider recipient to learn from. However, Lamberth lacked a sheet of paper to jot down on and borrowed one from Sutter, Pelissero noted. Yes, that solves it. Nothing to see here, folks.
The collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Arbitration Association prohibits NFL officials from asking “players, coaches, or any other team employee for autographs or memorabilia.” Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to have any qualms with exchanging digits between an athlete and a reference athlete. How does anyone in the federation office see no problem with this?
The federation dropped the charges aside in less than 48 hours. Usually, taking the NFL by its word is a dangerous endeavor. Even my wave caps are wrapped in tinfoil, but if the NFL’s PR team assembles a response worse than the initial accusations, they’re even bigger than galactic brains. we used to know.
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If Evans drives in Florida, he’ll have a golf pro teach him lessons in under 60 seconds. He can handle it on his own without the assistance of officials. What is next? Where can I call the head of the office to find a good accountant? Share your thoughts on Ted Lasso’s new season via text with who heads the NFL’s instant replay command center? If the NFL is okay with its officials acting as messenger pigeons between NFL players and golf pros, there are bigger scandals to come.
The federation has put in place strict rules on tampering to regulate communications between players and personnel from other teams. Dolphin owner Stephen Ross fined $1.5 million for forgery with Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and then Saints coach Sean Payton. One of the allegations is that Miami’s vice president contacted Brady about joining the organization while QB was under contract with the Bucs. How hard would it be to extend that to officials?
This ¯ \_ (ツ) _ / ¯ attitude is rarely the NFL’s view of these types of interactions, and it’s strange that they put this aside. They have rules that dictate almost every movement a player makes during gaming days. The NFL is more concerned with the appearance of the video’s anomalies than the actual anomaly. That was their stance on domestic violence and also the Spygate tapes that have been destroyed since then. Player misbehavior will result in a slap on the wrist unless there is a picture or video of these violations.
Evans and Sutter’s exchange may have been an honest one, but if the players and officials who relate to each other in this way are not demeaned, it will become more widespread, prolific, and facilitated. for the abuse of those relationships.